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Alf Jorgensen

December 15, 1954March 15, 2021

Alf M. Jorgensen, of Uncasville, formerly of Deep River and Old Saybrook, passed away peacefully, after a brief illness, surrounded by loved ones and friends on March 15, 2021.

He was born on December 15, 1954, in Englewood, New Jersey, the son of Alf M. Jorgensen and Sarah (Brandon) Jorgensen.

He is survived by his daughters Carrie Jorgensen of Greenville, South Carolina and Rebecca Jorgensen of Mesa, Arizona; granddaughter Kyra Tidball of Tuscan, Arizona; brother Eric Jorgensen of Old Saybrook, Connecticut; and a vast circle of friends that spanned his lifetime.

At the wishes of Alf, there will be no services.

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Pamela Larabee

April 3, 2021

I've known Alfie like forever..He was a great friend. My favorite memory was of him helping my husband , Bill put in a garage door that he had given Bill.. We met him at Stop & Shop one night and Alfie wanted to know if the door was installed Bill did his usual tap dance. Alfie just looked at me and said "Have the coffee pot on" and he came the next morning and the boys installed the door.
May you rest in peace.

John Murphy

March 31, 2021

Alfi and I met in 1969 back then he was a great mechanic. We worked at nilenglers appliance store delivering appliances . He hung around with us at the brown derby dounut shop talking about cars and trucks . He was a great friend . It’s a shame we lost touch over the years but that happens god bless you Alfie .

Sandra & Dan Murphy

March 22, 2021

Alfie was a great friend to my sister Sharon and because of that friendship, he became a member of our family. I will miss the conversations at family events with my husband, recounting Old Saybrook memories and all the people and places they both knew (even though nobody else knew who or what they were talking about!) It's clear from all the tributes, that Alfie was a special person who was loved and will be remembered kindly as someone who gave to many and took little in return. I have no doubt he is at Peace. Good people always are.

Sandra Ames Murphy

Susan Bjornberg

March 21, 2021

Always loved Alfie...good friend of my brother, Jim Wamester, and mentoring my son, Jason in auto mechanics. RIP ...Jim is already there to greet you!

Jason Bjornberg

March 21, 2021

As a teenager Alfie took the time to mentor me. He was so patient in teaching me so many life lessons. So many funny sayings some of which I stole and use today. He would give you the shirt off his back if you asked. I feel terrible I allowed time to escape me and didn’t reconnect with him. I will never forget his patience and kind way. Alfie you will forever be in my heart as you helped to shape the man I have become thank you for investing in that goofy awkward kid. Until we meet again and I’ll bring the bag of 50s. Rest In Peace

MICHAEL BALLAS

March 18, 2021

It is tough to hear of the loss of Alfie. Working at Atlantic over the years and meeting Alfie was definitely an experience, especially in your mid 20's and early 30's. Sometimes you don't realize the people you meet will give you lessons in life, people, and work for years to come. However, we choose to view those experiences, the lessons learned from Alfie still ring true today. Truly a man of his time and generation. Someone many people to this day still ask about in the field. As a field tech, it is hard to fill the shoes Alfie has walked in.

When we did talk and he still worked at Atlantic and after, Alfie always asked " hey kid(even though I am now in my mid 40's) how's your mom and dad? Sister good? wife ok? How is Ryan and Billy? then we talked shop. The calls always ended with" say hello to everyone, be good kid"

The best memory we have is my 30th birthday, he was in his prime, rolled up with the service van, set up tables, grill, lobster pot, and rotisserie. He cooked lobster, and food all day into the night, always had a smile on and everyone had a great time. Yes in his style that is a beef tongue on the rotisserie in the background.

Sharon and Alfie's extended family I am so sorry for your loss.

Tom Stevenson

March 18, 2021

Alfie, you left a big mark on the people here in Old Saybrook and beyond. From the time when you and Eric were being mentored by Charlie, I could see you both would achieve your goals at a young age. You helped many persons, family and friends! Thank you.

Jeffrey Shapiro

March 18, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to Alfie's family. Gone so suddenly and waaaay too soon.
Alf was one of the best - as a person and a professional. Extremely competent and compassionate. He was the BEST in a world where there are many.
Known Alf since the mid 80's. Always someone you could count on for his knowledge, and to be there when you were in trouble. When any problem occurred, you could count on Alf to quickly figure out what happened and what was needed.
Very rare to know someone so talented at understanding machines and people.
Been at this a long time - We all lost a great one
We will all truly miss you
Jeffrey Shapiro and Shapiro family
owners Cedar Island Marina
Clinton, CT

Red Girard

March 17, 2021

My condolences to Sharon and Alfie’s other friends and family. Over the years he has been a wonderful friend to my circle of family and friends. He was always quick with a joke, quip or a comeback and USUALLY sound advice. Many thanks.

Red

Captain Brent Holleman

March 17, 2021

My sincere condolences to Alfies family and friends. Very sorry for his passing.

My dear friend Alf, you will be greatly missed. I’m so sad your gone. Going north and south each year will never be the same brother. You made so many trips back and forth in spring and fall as my crew engineer on the Cedar Island yacht based out Clinton, Ct. I owe you so much, you helped and taught me so much over the years. Which have been filled with lots of laughing at your classic one liners:
“I got two words for you and it ain’t happy motoring
He got more ass than a toilet seat
No shit Dick Tracy
Game over(told me when I got married)
Bag of fifties and a plan ticket outta here
Yeah ok Einstein”

He always told it like it was. Love steak dinners,
Casinos, boats, Western movies, Bogarts, John Wayne, mash, hogan heroes. He loved and could quoted them all!
An amazing person!
The best mechanic and Tech I ever knew! I relied on his expertise with out question because if he said it you could bank on it when it came to engine and most things in general.
He Would always help and never say no
We lost a legend in my book! See ya in the promise land Alf and rest well with you Father in Heaven brother, you did a great job while on earth as far as I’m concerned.
I know you had a dream
To get your boat going, but never had time. Sail sail sail brother

FROM THE FAMILY